1994: Are YOU Ready for the INTERNET?

This video, which the BBC first aired back in April 1994, is a real treat for anyone who grew up in the 90s. I forgot how often you used to hear the term information superhighway tossed around.

Personally we didn’t get internet at home until 1996, but plenty of my friends had it earlier than that. Before the internet tipped over into being super widespread and well supported, there really wasn’t much going on for the average little kid beyond popping into a random chat room and saying hi to strangers for a laugh, which obviously looking back wasn’t the safest, before getting bored and popping in a CD-Rom game instead.

From the BBC Archive on YouTube.

Kate Bellingham reports that an exciting new interconnected world – a world where every word ever written, every picture ever painted and ever film ever shot will be at our fingertips – is tantalisingly close. The information superhighway will be a high-capacity digital communication network, which in time could revolutionise the way we shop, socialise and work.


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